Salty Visits Argentia

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic had the distinct pleasure of recently welcoming “Salty”, the huggable Newfoundland dog mascot for Downhome Magazine, to our terminal property in Argentia. A number of employees and customers took the opportunity to pose with the easily recognizable canine as he toured and provided his downhome Newfoundland charm to those in and around the (Read More)

High drama on the high seas! The excitement builds as tonight’s episode of Amazing Race Canada will feature Marine Atlantic as part of the continuing race across Canada. Earlier this summer, the Amazing Race Canada and the four remaining teams boarded the MV Highlanders in North Sydney for their trip to Port aux Basques; the (Read More)

Marine Atlantic Welcomes Passengers with Disabilities

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic is committed to providing an accessible and enjoyable travel experience to our passengers with disabilities. As part of this commitment, we have an active committee of Marine Atlantic representatives and persons with disabilities who ensure our vessels and terminals have been designed for maximum accessibility, define best practices, identify assistive devices to make (Read More)

Things to Know Before You Go – Does Marine Atlantic sell Gravol onboard the Vessels?   While Marine Atlantic offers convenient and comfortable travel options to sail between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, the weather in this area of the North Atlantic Ocean can sometimes be challenging. For land lovers who haven’t yet grown their sea (Read More)

Does Marine Atlantic have its own time zone?

by Darrell Mercer

What time is it…well that depends! The Island of Newfoundland is a very unique place; we have our own dialects, food delicacies, a dictionary, and romantic community names that you will find nowhere else in the world.  Of course, we also have our own time zone, Newfoundland Standard Time which is 30 minutes ahead of (Read More)

Things to Know when Travelling with Pets

by Darrell Mercer

Do you have a pet? Many of us do, including a large number of Marine Atlantic employees. We recognize that travelling with pets requires extra planning and supplies, and we work with our customers to provide an enjoyable travel experience for both the pet and owner. For our customers travelling with pets, Marine Atlantic offers (Read More)

As with any mode of transportation, it is sometimes necessary for Marine Atlantic to adjust its travel schedule or substitute another vessel on a particular crossing. There are a number of reasons why our schedule could be impacted including poor weather, mechanical issues or medical emergencies. In such cases, we work to minimize the inconvenience (Read More)

Length of crossings - why aren’t they all the same?

by Darrell Mercer

Great question….we hear it quite often, with the same ships running night and day, why does it take longer to make certain crossings versus others. During the summer months, Marine Atlantic offers a daily service between Port aux Basques, N.L., and North Sydney, N.S. and a tri-weekly service between Argentia, N.L., and North Sydney, N.S. (Read More)

Our Investment in Infrastructure

by Darrell Mercer

Over the past 18 months, we have been investing in every aspect of our infrastructure to provide our customers with an even more enjoyable travel experience.  From a renewed fleet, strengthened docking facilities, upgraded parking facilities, renovated buildings, expanded marshalling yards and system upgrades, we are focused on modernizing and strengthening every aspect of our (Read More)

Helping to Make Wishes Come True

by Darrell Mercer

On Sunday, July 14, Marine Atlantic had the honour of hosting David and his family onboard the MV Atlantic Vision for a crossing between Port aux Basques and North Sydney. David is an extraordinary young man and has a very strong interest in the military.  Through the tremendous work of the Children’s Wish Foundation, David (Read More)